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As #Marawi celebrates its Week of Peace and commemorates the Marawi Siege 6 yrs later, Raihan A. Yusoph and I reflect on the places that once characterise Marawi and how they transformed during the government-led rehabilitation process.
"The new buildings are shiny but empty."
We observed that "what happened in Marawi demonstrates that violence is not just spatial but also visual, and that post-conflict reconstruction efforts need to consider the role of spaces and images in building peace." Abandoned houses and buildi...Abandoned houses and buildi...
For example, displaying the Bato Mosque's bulletholed minaret in front of the new peace museum can be seen by some Mranaws as an act of disrespect to the mosque and to their faith. Their traumatic experience from the siege has reduced to a spectacle for outsiders. Marawi Peace Museum (Dahlia...
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1. Desconocida para la mayoría, la batalla de Marawi, librada entre los militares filipinos y una alianza de grupos islamistas encabezados por Abu Sayyaf y respaldados por Dáesh, ha marcado en muchos aspectos un antes y un después...
2. Más de cuatro meses de combates fueron necesarios para expulsar de la ciudad a unos pocos cientos de insurgentes que aprovechándose del terreno urbano, haciendo uso masivo de drones de pequeño tamaño y apenas con armamento ligero, lograron retar a todo un país.
3. Cuando después de casi medio año de lucha los combates finalizaron en la ciudad de Marawi, los únicos ruidos que se podían escuchar eran los provocados por los numerosos grupos de soldados que patrullaban sus calles.
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NEW: #ISIS in the #Philippines - 300-500 members in the south, per @DoD_IG report on Operation Pacific Eagle–Philippines

"There was no significant change in the reported strength, capabilities, territory or leadership of the Philippine ISIS affiliates" - acting IG Sean O'Donnell
.@USEmbassyPH warned in April #COVID19 #coronavirus was placing "significant operational constraints" the #Philippine military "which would limit its ability to deter terrorist operations as the AFP shifts its limited resources to supporting public health efforts" per @DoD_IG
#ISIS-Philippines led for now by Hatib Sawadjaan, who took the role following the group's defeat in #Marawi in September 2017

But US assesses Sawadjaan's hold on power is tenuous & ISIS is "divided among several factions & lacking an overall leader" @DeptofDefense told @DoD_IG
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